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bio website swolter.sdf1.org
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Currently working on my PhD at the Sauer Lab for Biophysics in W├╝rzburg, mostly working on and maintaining the open source program rapidSTORM for super-resolution microscopy.


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Feb
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comment Linux, How to delete a folder with more than 1 million files?
Be careful when piping into xargs, it will happily interpret spaces as delimiters. Have a space in your filename, and have neverending fun. Standard pattern is find -print0 and xargs -0.
Feb
12
comment Linux, How to delete a folder with more than 1 million files?
@LevLevitsky: Yes, it is, because xargs is aware of command line length limitations and calls rm more than once.
Feb
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answered Linux, How to delete a folder with more than 1 million files?
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May
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comment MythTV: SSD recording - HDD storage
@ArjunShankar: Since MythTV is a PVR, configuring it is technically also called "programming" :-).
Jan
13
comment How to add bash-completion to user www-data?
When you log in as www-data often enough that bash completion is worth the hassle, you have a serious problem with the administration.
Dec
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answered How to update software on linux (Debian)
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Dec
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comment How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
Which is good enough, because it doesn't use any of the arguments of rm, but introduces its own. The problem is that plain aliases can't determine if '-rf *' follows the rm
Dec
13
answered How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
Dec
13
comment How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
You seem to be searching technical solutions for psychological problems. Always try to solve a problem within its solution domain.
Dec
13
comment How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
Quoting from the bash alias man page: There is no mechanism for using arguments in the replacement text.
Dec
13
comment How can I block execution of rm -rf * in a Linux shell?
The custom script will never see the '*' because it has been expanded before.
Dec
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answered Linux Password expired , getting Access Denied message
Dec
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comment Error in Linux directory creation
Remember that umasks are a system-wide (PAM) or user-wide (.profile) setting, not per directory. Might work for the OP, but as he wrote of one directory, it probably does not.
Dec
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answered Error in Linux directory creation
Nov
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answered After updating Fedora, my drives are switched between /dev/sda and /dev/sdb
Nov
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answered Where has all my memory gone?
Nov
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answered Best way to gain quick access to frequently used directory in linux terminal